Terms & Conditions

I. TEAM PLACEMENT
Teams will be placed in their registered bracket/division. In the event a bracket cannot be filled, the tournament committee may combine brackets or appropriate age divisions.

II. SCHEDULING REQUESTS
The tournament scheduler will make an attempt to honor all scheduling requests. However, scheduling requests are not guaranteed and teams should be prepared to play at any time during the posted tournament dates.

III. REFUND POLICY (All tournaments)
1)  Rushmore SC will do it's best to schedule a minimum of three (3) games. However, we can not guarantee a team will not drop from the tourament or forfeit a game. No credit or partial refund will be given in this situation.
2)  A team may withdraw from the tournament and a full refund will be issued if the team cancels prior to the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, a 75% refund will only be issued if the schedule has not been posted or if the tournament director is able to find a replacement team. If the tournament director is unable to find a replacement after the schedule is posted, only 25% of the registration will be refunded.  Once the tournament begins, no refunds will be issued.

A. INCLEMENT WEATHER (Indoor Tournaments)
If a team is unable to attend an indoor tournament due to poor travel conditions or road closures, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded if the tournament director is notified prior to the start of the tournament. If a team has checked in but elects to leave early from the tournament, no refund will be given. If the tournament is cancelled prior to the start of the tournament due to poor weather conditions, the tournament committee will refund a percentage of the registration based on expenses. After the tournament begins, no refunds will be issued if the tournament is cancelled.

B. INCLEMENT WEATHER (Outdoor Tournaments)
Tournament matches will be played in all weather conditions unless the referee or tournament committee determines the conditions are dangerous and/or life threatening. The tournament committee will do everything in their control to make sure all matches are played, however, if the weather or field conditions do not improve the tournament standings at the time will be final without refund.

CONTINGENCY PLAN:

  • PLAN A: All matches will played as scheduled.
  • PLAN B: Shorten all first round matches.
  • PLAN C: Plan B plus shorten all semi–final matches
  • PLAN D: Plan C plus shorten all final matches
  • PLAN E: In the event the fields become totally unplayable or the weather becomes a hazardous condition, it may be necessary to decide some matches with FIFA penalty kicks

C.  CANCELLATION POLICY
The tournament committee has the right to shorten and/or cancel matches due to climatic conditions and/or other acts of nature and circumstances beyond the control of the tournament or soccer club. In the event of total cancellation prior to the start of the first scheduled game, the tournament will refund a percentage of the application fee based on the tournaments expenses.  
 

IV.  CODE OF CONDUCT:

By registering this team, I agree to uphold our players, coaches, and parents to the highest standards of sportsmanship and behavior.  I realize that not abiding by these standards, may result in the removal of a parent, player, coach or team from the Tournament. In the interest of the game, the participants, and everyone involved, there will be increased discipline against game disruption, violence, and verbal abuse. Violent behavior by player, coach, or spectator is grounds for dismissal from the event. This behavior includes but is not limited to, verbal abuse of the referee; badgering the opposing team; violence on the field, sidelines, or stands; walking onto field without the permission of the referee; or any other act that tournament officials feel is inappropriate. This also includes any action – verbal or physical – towards tournament officials, referees, staff, etc. If, during the course of a game, a referee determines that verbal abuse or inappropriate conduct disrupts the game, the referee can opt to take disciplinary action against the team(s) disrupting.  If a referee or official representative ejects a player, coach, or spectator from the game, they must leave the premises. If the player, coach, or spectator does not comply with the referees warning, the referee has the authority to call the game. The team associated with the problem will forfeit the game and receive the loss (even if according to the score they were the winning team).  If a team is removed from a tournament for disciplinary actions, the team will not receive a refund.

 

V. COLLEGE COACHES CAMP

A. Release of Liability
I, the parent/guardian of the registrant, certify that the registrant is in good physical condition and I have no knowledge of any physical condition, injury, or illness whatsoever that would place the registrant at risk to participate in Rushmore Soccer Club (RSC) programs. The registrant being allowed to participate in RSC programs and activities agree to the following:  The registrant and I agree to release, waive, discharge and indemnify RSC from any and all liabilities, claims, demands or causes of action that may arise, by or on behalf of the registrant, from or related to any loss, damage, permanent disability or injury, including death sustained by the registrant while they are participating in RSC and/or while the registrant is being transported from the practice or game, which transportation I hereby authorize. This release, waiver, discharge and indemnification clause includes any claims for injury and death based on negligence of RSC. The registrant and I are fully aware of the risks connected with participation in RSC. These risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of my child, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials and monitors, and lack of hydration.  I, therefore, expressly assume all of the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for maintaining the safety of the registrant.

B.  Photo Release
I, the parent/guardian/representative of the registrant, authorize the taking and use of photos of the registrant for official Rushmore Soccer Club purposes. In addition, club photographs, of the registrant, may be used in local and team news and recognition articles as well as the official club and team web pages on www.rushmoresoccerclub.com.